Author Topic: The Black Panther Movie  (Read 590 times)

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2018, 04:48:28 AM »
No actually, it's not.

As I understand it, the Marvel Universe is coming round to the idea that all superheroes are actually mutants.  Some just expressed it in different ways and triggers.
And?
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2018, 03:38:21 AM »
I don't think anyone needs more of the old African-American stereotypes.  This worked for Obama too.  If Obama had actually talked like someone from Newark, instead of Kenya, he would have gotten no traction.

This is interesting.  I've gotten to where I recognize your posts without even seeing your avatar now.  They are generally unsensible and off-topic.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2018, 08:48:11 AM »
This is interesting.  I've gotten to where I recognize your posts without even seeing your avatar now.  They are generally unsensible and off-topic.

OK, so you aren't a bot from Google then ;-)
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2018, 04:23:07 AM »
OK, so you aren't a bot from Google then ;-)

Interesting.  Like Trump, you like to accuse others of what you are guilty of to deflect.  I considered merely the POSSIBILITY that you were bottish, and here you come back suggesting I am.  Very interesting...
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2018, 06:41:42 AM »
Interesting.  Like Trump, you like to accuse others of what you are guilty of to deflect.  I considered merely the POSSIBILITY that you were bottish, and here you come back suggesting I am.  Very interesting...

I can recognize your posts at once, from your avatar.  Do I claim super powers?  Are you a bot?  In the past I have accused people here of being FBI or CIA disinformation specialists.  Which three letter agency to you still work for?
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2018, 05:54:23 PM »
I can recognize your posts at once, from your avatar.  Do I claim super powers?  Are you a bot?  In the past I have accused people here of being FBI or CIA disinformation specialists.  Which three letter agency to you still work for?

RTD (retired) and from no where.   I am "from across the river" and it doesn't matter which side of the river you are on. 

But seriously dudikans, if I was "one of them" would I be here?  Or maybe I am and WE ARE WATCHING YOU... 

But then, I wouldn't say that if we WERE.  Or would I? 

Even my genetics tests say I am from "everywhere" equally...

The Men in Black?  WE recruit from them...
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Offline pr126

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2018, 11:15:44 AM »
Oy vey, here we go...

Is Black Panther Islamophobic?
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"Wallahi (by God) I will shoot her right now," says the man, obviously Muslim from his Middle Eastern headgear, as he places a gun to a girl's head. Without spoiling the movie Black Panther for those who have not seen it yet, this is part of a scene in which the soon-to-be king attacks a convoy of trucks carrying abducted women.

The women are all wearing hijab (headscarves) against their will. As soon as the girls are "liberated", they remove their headscarves.

The scene inadvertently reinforces what colonial studies experts such as University of Toronto Professor Sherene Razack call the stereotypes of the barbaric Muslim man, oppressed Muslim woman and imperilled non-Muslim. 

Unintentional boost to Islamophobia
Black Panther is a great movie. The glowing reviews and box office collections confirm this. I don't usually rush off to see new movies, but this one was different. I looked forward to it, not only because of the hype, but more so because after 42 and Marshall, Chadwick Boseman is my favourite actor.

I hate to rain on the parade, but it's hard to remain silent in the face of the not-so-subtle but - I can only assume - unintentional boost to Islamophobia.

No, I don't expect only positive portrayals of Muslims in movies, because that would be false. And I am not claiming that the movie bashes Islam. But it does contribute to, and reinforce, the poor and stereotypical views of Islam and Muslims.

At the risk of sounding insensitive to the longing of the black community for a worthy portrayal, this movie joins many others in normalising a stereotypical depiction of Muslims.

As Sami Aziz, the Muslim Chaplain at Wesleyan University notes, "Black Panther continues the trend of hundreds of movies in depicting Muslims as evil, bloodthirsty, sexual predators…" In classic Hollywood fashion, the bad guys are Muslims again!
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Offline Munch

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2018, 11:33:17 AM »
well, this'll be interesting.

Offline Baruch

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2018, 12:23:24 PM »
I didn't see that scene in any clips.  Was that the bad cousin LARPing, or some other unnecessary antagonist?  The White S African guy critics say, was unnecessary to the story line, but was added for pure anti-White factor.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Black Panther Movie
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2018, 12:28:28 AM »
It is never good when discussions of superhero movies intrude on reality.  You can't win either way.

I recall reading that Marvel Comics had a whole fight scene where a supervillain had a skyscaper pancaked down in August 2001.  And then obviously could not after 9-11. 

They can refer to events after the fact (and did) but not just before or during. 
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